Missing teen found safe, man charged with kidnapping

27-year Tyler Martin was taken into police custody.
27-year Tyler Martin was taken into police custody.

SHREVEPORT, LA (KFVS) - A missing Graves County girl suspected of being kidnapped was found safe and is on her way home to her family.

Graves County Sheriff Dewayne Redmon says 14-year-old Sidney Williamson of Mayfield was located Friday and taken into protective custody in Shreveport, LA.

The teen had been missing since Tuesday, last seen in surveillance video leaving her school.

Police say the teen was found after an exhaustive search and lots of follow up on leads that came in from the public.

Based on tips, detectives in Graves County contacted Shreveport Police. Investigators, working alongside the FBI, located Williamson inside a residence in Shreveport where police say they also found 27-year Tyler Martin.

Martin allegedly had an online relationship with Williamson that may have started on facebook.

Martin was arrested without incident. He faces charges in Louisiana and is being held in Graves County on kidnapping charges.

Shreveport Police say Williamson did not receive any visible injuries.

Plans are being made to reunite her with her parents.

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